Top 10 All-Time WORST Video Games Based on Movies (Redux)

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    00:27 #10. “Catwoman” (2004)
    01:10 #9. “Fight Club” (2004)
    01:58 #8. “The Golden Compass” (2007)
    02:37 #7. “Fast & Furious Showdown” (2013)
    03:21 #6. “Aliens Colonial Marines” (2013)
    04:09 #5. “Charlie's Angels” (2003)
    04:53 #4. “The Fifth Element” (1998)
    05:31 #3, #2 & #1: ????

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  • Top 10  Top 5  List  Rank  Gameplay  Video Games  Movies  Film  Tie-in  E.T.  The Extra Terrestrial  Rambo  Street Fighter THe Movie  Fifth Element  Charlie’s Angels  Aliens  Colonial Marines  Golden Compass  Fight Club  Catwoman  Hale Berry  Gearbox Software  tie-in  cash grab  movie tie in  IP  intellectual property  franchise  film franchise  worst video game movie  worst movie video game  worst video based on a film  

Comments: 683

  • Trevor Phillips
    Trevor Phillips 6 days ago

    Imagine if they made a super Mario bros movie game😬

  • muchacho gaming
    muchacho gaming 13 days ago

    what about silent hill downpour ?

  • 8P
    8P 21 day ago

    For some reason, I'd rather play E.T. than about half of these. I've actually played E.T. a lot due to being addicted to it. Despite the crash and those horrible colors, I don't mind playing it.

    I'm not even sure if I consider it the worst Atari 2600 game (that honor goes to the porn games, at least E.T. was a good idea in the first place, it wasn't a good idea that Warshaw was only given 5 weeks to program it. The porn games on the other hand was a bad idea in the first place). Overall, E.T. is a peace of fucking shit, but in a way where I find it rather humorous.

  • Anthony Cruz
    Anthony Cruz Month ago

    How was terminator 3 rise of the machines not there? 😂

  • Twilight Knight
    Twilight Knight Month ago +1

    E.T was great at one thing. being the worst game ever

    • Twilight Knight
      Twilight Knight 21 day ago

      8P never heard of it


    • 8P
      8P 21 day ago

      Twilight Knight Nah, Plumbers Don't Wear Ties is a million times worse.


  • SupeSanicBoy! !
    SupeSanicBoy! ! 2 months ago

    My Top 10
    10. Zootopia Crime Solver
    9. Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
    8. Street Fighter the Movie: The Game
    7. The Wizard of Oz
    6. Catwoman
    5. Aliens Colonial Marines
    4. The Fifth Element
    3. Charlie's Angels
    2. Rambo the Video Game
    1. E.T. The Extra Terrestrial
    Honorable Mentions
    1. Back to the Future Part 2 and 3
    2. The Golden Compass
    3. Ghostbusters
    4. Star Wars on the Famicom
    5. Peter Jackson's King Kong the Movie The Video Game

  • Fire Thief
    Fire Thief 2 months ago

    Tomorrow Never Dies and The World is Not Enough.

  • Nick McCoy
    Nick McCoy 2 months ago

    There's a difference between being bad games based on movies, and games based on movies that are nothin like the movie it is based. And the ladder isn't always bad.

  • Erik M
    Erik M 2 months ago

    Now, real talk: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, as well as Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, remain two of my favorite videogames adapted from movies and two of my favorite PC games of all time.

  • Captain Chucklenuts
    Captain Chucklenuts 2 months ago

    There's actually a mod that makes Aliens: Colonial Marines WAY better lol

  • Anthony Antenucci
    Anthony Antenucci 2 months ago

    E.T isn't the worst. Considering how much time the developers had its a great game.

  • Rift Shredder
    Rift Shredder 3 months ago

    Wow ET was number one, what a shock, I'm so blown away (sarcasm)

  • A mannen 001
    A mannen 001 3 months ago

    I got the golden compas game

  • Eyedunno
    Eyedunno 3 months ago +1

    God dammit, stop saying E.T. is the worst video game of all time. Yes, it's notorious, I get that, and no, it's not a great game, but there are dozens of far worse games on the 2600, to say nothing of absolute legends like N64 Superman and Big Rigs. E.T. is actually playable if you have the manual, unlike those two.

    • 8P
      8P Month ago

      Eyedunno Finally, someone who thinks differently. I will agree that E.T. is no winner, at all, but there are more unplayable games.


  • fishpop
    fishpop 3 months ago

    I knew that the Fight Club game exists because Yahtzee did an LDO on the game.

  • Cool Craft TV
    Cool Craft TV 3 months ago

    I would have unsubed if MKXL was on this list
    Thank you watchmojo

  • RoseOfTheNight4444
    RoseOfTheNight4444 3 months ago

    I like Catwoman; it's just difficult. and the movie is my childhood

  • craig thomas
    craig thomas 3 months ago

    Jovovich is pronounced 'Yo-vovich'

  • Aung San
    Aung San 3 months ago +1

    Laing myat aung

  • Alex Bordo
    Alex Bordo 3 months ago

    Beverly Hills Cop?

  • The Tall Titan
    The Tall Titan 3 months ago

    I didn't even have to say or guess what Number 1 was, cause it was obviously obvious. (Completely!)

  • Andrew-V/Ellnats
    Andrew-V/Ellnats 3 months ago

    Spiderman 2 Console Version, TROLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • TVBnine
    TVBnine 3 months ago

    where is Transformers: Dark of the Moon- Stealth Force or whatever that piece of trash was called?

  • Real_British_Deadpool
    Real_British_Deadpool 3 months ago

    Wait, where's the Terminator NES game? The Beverly Hills Cops PS2 game?

  • BakedPotato0630
    BakedPotato0630 3 months ago

    Common, Aliens Colonial Marines? The copy I had no glitches or bugs and the A.I. was fair to say the least and had more fun playing that then Isolation. Speaking of which, Alien Isolation had the bullshit one hit kill from the xenomorph that you mostly had to hide from and maybe scare away once in a while.

    I threw my controller across the room no less then 20xs while playing Isolation because of the idiotic one hit kill cliche from the xenomorph.

  • mrpinkroo
    mrpinkroo 3 months ago +1

    I kinda liked colonial marines.

  • andrew dunn
    andrew dunn 3 months ago

    here's an idea, games that sold better in the UK then the US.

  • Ricardo Borges
    Ricardo Borges 3 months ago

    "199to"

  • BigBoss Squitle
    BigBoss Squitle 3 months ago

    Aliens: Colonial Marines shouldn't be on this list. there are SO MANY WORST GAMES.

  • Scr00bMcDuck
    Scr00bMcDuck 3 months ago

    My dad actually went and bought E.T. when it came out. He was seriously disappointed since the game costed something around 45-60€ back then.

  • hayden kukola
    hayden kukola 3 months ago

    wheres godzilla ??

  • Sean Harrison
    Sean Harrison 3 months ago

    Where's Friday the 13th?

  • MDI Gaming
    MDI Gaming 3 months ago

    SFTM wasn't bad. Its unfortunate that digitized fighters often get a bad wrap just because that graphical style has some sort of horrible stigma. He even says in the video that is plays just like Super SF2. I'm not too sure about bad hitboxes or slowdown. The game has good music, pretty solid controls, decent voices (Demitri from Darkstalkers voices Ken!), and pretty good presentation overall. But no, ew, digitized graphics!

  • Brayden Matthew
    Brayden Matthew 3 months ago

    Can we just talk about how GOOD the xmen origins wolverine game was? Like I remember it so well and how brutal and bloody it was

  • DrevikkDrevik
    DrevikkDrevik 3 months ago

    ET did deserve the top spot but Raider's of the Lost Ark on the Atari was also horribly bad

  • Ryan R.
    Ryan R. 3 months ago

    Where the fuck is Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius on PS2 and GCN?

  • theramonegamer
    theramonegamer 3 months ago

    I actually loved the fight club game

  • Dbdhdbhdh Bdbdbdbd
    Dbdhdbhdh Bdbdbdbd 3 months ago

    don't you hate when people ask for likes? like if you agree

  • MonsterHunter 66
    MonsterHunter 66 3 months ago

    You should have put Jaws Unleashed on this list.

  • Phillip Crihfield
    Phillip Crihfield 3 months ago

    Anyone else remember a couple of these games from Cow Chop and JonTron?

  • Michael Graybill
    Michael Graybill 3 months ago

    Friday the 13th should have been on the list, and just an F.Y.I. the Fast and Furious franchise is an ABOMINATION!(Except for the original one)

  • László Barta
    László Barta 3 months ago

    What about the game adaptation of Battle: LA? :D
    Has anyone tried that garbage? :P

    • BigBoss Squitle
      BigBoss Squitle 3 months ago

      László Barta I wish. I was about to buy it when I found out that it was removed from PSN a while ago.


  • J. Green
    J. Green 3 months ago

    E.T. did not crash the industry. Atari's poor choices sunk them and any other investors assumed all the other video game companies were gonna die too so they bailed and the mass investor exit sunk the industry.

  • Jamie Gibson
    Jamie Gibson 3 months ago

    Any suggestions for a redux of "Another Top 10 WORST Video Games Based on Movies?": www.watchmojo.com/suggest/Another+Top+10+WORST+Video+Games+Based+on+Movies+(REDUX)

  • Joseph Keeler
    Joseph Keeler 3 months ago

    the cat woman game reminds me of the matrix game for game cube

  • Adam
    Adam 3 months ago

    I would have found a way to wedge Superman 64 for N64.

  • Alex Jowanovitz
    Alex Jowanovitz 3 months ago

    I honestly enjoyed the Golden Compass PS2 game when it first came out.

  • Space Invader Bowie
    Space Invader Bowie 3 months ago

    Aliens: Colonial Marines would've been so much better if Gearbox didn't get their hands on it... Rebellion honestly did great with Aliens vs Predator (2010)

  • Freezing
    Freezing 3 months ago

    Alien Colonial Marines REALLY sucks. Nobody to play with on the multiplayer, and once you had the gun that basically acted like an aimbot, the campaign is won ...

  • Jaynie Walker
    Jaynie Walker 3 months ago +1

    I thought Aliens: Colonial Marines was a good game.One of my favorites for Xbox 360.

  • inkyatari
    inkyatari 3 months ago

    ET is far from the worst video game of all time, and it's far from the worst movie based video game of all time. Try 007 on the Atari 2600.

  • Lalo
    Lalo 3 months ago

    Karate Kid on NES?
    Jaws on NES?
    Back to the Future on NES?
    Back to the Future II & III on NES?
    Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure on NES?
    Nightmare on Elm Street on NES?
    Ghostbusters on NES?
    Predator on NES?
    Home Alone on NES?
    Rambo on NES?
    Dick Tracy on NES?
    Terminator on NES?
    Alien 3 on NES?
    Who Frame Roger Rabbit on NES?
    Wayne's World on NES?
    Top Gun on NES?
    Bettlejuice on NES?
    Total Recall on NES?
    Friday the 13th on NES?
    Wizard of Oz on SNES?
    Terminator 2 on SNES?

    ....Really?

  • SupeSanicBoy! !
    SupeSanicBoy! ! 3 months ago

    My Top 10
    10. Ghostbusters(NES)
    9. Charlie's Angels
    8. Street Fighter The Movie
    7. Turbo Super Stunt Squad
    6. Back To The Future Part 2 and 3
    5. Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
    4. Catwoman
    3. Aliens Colonial Marines
    2. Rambo the Video Game
    1. E.T. The Extra Terrestrial
    Dishonorable Mentions
    1. Enter The Matrix
    2. Iron Man
    3. The Golden Compass
    4. Fight Club
    5. The Fifth Element
    6. Superman Returns
    7. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
    8. The Karate Kid
    9. Tomorrow Never Dies
    10. Batman and Robin
    11. Zootopia Crime Solving Case
    12. Jurassic Park(3DO)
    13. The Wizard of Oz
    14. Saw
    15. Rugrats the Movie(GameBoy)

  • Earl Chatterton
    Earl Chatterton 3 months ago

    Least they didn't go after Total Recall on NES! It's hated today, but at the time I thought it was kind of cool. The sequence where Quaid arrives on Mars also stuck with me for some reason. And the Arnie movie itself is awesome, of course.

  • Nightwingnum1
    Nightwingnum1 3 months ago

    Need transformers and the thing on this list.

  • Donry Fetor
    Donry Fetor 3 months ago

    Rambo... could be an awesome game if done right...

  • ColaRola
    ColaRola 3 months ago

    Eragon.

  • Alexandru Carjan
    Alexandru Carjan 3 months ago

    I actually liked the Terminator Salvation game

  • RaginDXDemon
    RaginDXDemon 3 months ago

    God I didnt even know 95 percent of these fucking games were even thought of. Only had the pleasure of dealing with Colonial Marines but GOD why were these allowed?

  • Nathan Hogg
    Nathan Hogg 3 months ago

    The Madagascar game better be here...

  • Bogmire42
    Bogmire42 3 months ago

    Coraline. Coraline! CORALINE!!!

  • Mangalex28
    Mangalex28 3 months ago

    Did he just call Fast and Furious good movies? Okay, I'm out.

  • George18798
    George18798 3 months ago

    The first rule of Fight Club is: Don't play Fight Club

  • Chad Polenz
    Chad Polenz 3 months ago

    they should've had a separate list for retro and modern games. LJN's entire 1980s and 90s library could've been on most of the list.

  • On the Stick
    On the Stick 3 months ago

    "The Playstation version was basically a reskinned SSF2 Turbo," uh, so how is that worse than Fifth Element, Charlie's Angels or Catwoman? It's a slightly worse version of an unimpeachable classic. Oh, no! How awful!

  • THAT WWE SHOW
    THAT WWE SHOW 3 months ago

    I actually liked bad boys Miami takedown not a bad game

  • Chris Connor
    Chris Connor 3 months ago

    Now do one of good games based off movies: Toy Story 2, Goldeneye, etc.

  • Ahya Raditya
    Ahya Raditya 3 months ago

    E.T is TRASH!!!!!!

  • Mixed Games
    Mixed Games 3 months ago

    subscribe to my channel

  • TheArtistFormerlyKnownAsMagoo

    Fuck you bad boys Miami takedown was awesome

  • Bobcat1438
    Bobcat1438 3 months ago

    I'm surprised that not one of the games from LJN gets even a mention on this list. As you know LJN published many terrible games based on movies and cartoon series in the late eighties and early nineties. Although just about all LJN games are bad, their two Back to the Future games are particularly abysmal.

  • Scott Thornton
    Scott Thornton 3 months ago

    He's a man, not a god!

  • Devante wolf
    Devante wolf 3 months ago

    yea that fight club game was so shitty

  • XMACHOXMANX
    XMACHOXMANX 3 months ago

    Am I the only one that wasn't even aware that some of these games exist?

  • Andrew Swanson
    Andrew Swanson 3 months ago

    you didn't even mention AVGN when talking about E.T.? the fuck? unsubbed

  • Slytherin Reviews
    Slytherin Reviews 3 months ago

    I didn't mind Aliens Colonial Marines, I had fun playing it. The only game that should be on here are the two AVP Games that was on Xbox Original, Xbox 360 & PS3. The two AVP Games didn't tie in with any movies and was basically just C&C along with a 3 part story game that made no sense and didn't tie in with the 2 AVP Movies

  • Harkness78
    Harkness78 3 months ago

    They should have had Total Recall for the NES, you fight pink bearded midgets and the game makes no sense! Top Gun for the NES would be a good pick too, it is impossible

  • GamerboyDoesStuff
    GamerboyDoesStuff 3 months ago

    Ghostbusters 2009 was amazing one of the only good games based on movies

  • Christian Lopez
    Christian Lopez 3 months ago

    Friday the 13th for the NES, nothing comes close

  • Deadlock239
    Deadlock239 3 months ago

    actually met one of the developers for catwoman. they tried so hard to make it good.

  • Luke Everson
    Luke Everson 3 months ago

    What's wrong with terminator salvation I enjoyed it

  • Theamazing Gamer
    Theamazing Gamer 3 months ago

    744

  • Krondo 17
    Krondo 17 3 months ago

    WM video idea: Top 10 reasons why WM needs to produce quality and not quantity

  • ajwolfbane42
    ajwolfbane42 3 months ago

    Don't forget Narina.

  • Reality
    Reality 3 months ago

    Top 10 Games Based on Movies. Mad Max gotta be on there

  • Peterkaboomi Train
    Peterkaboomi Train 3 months ago

    guys get pissed but i have madagascar 1&2 on my dads windows 7

  • Bekah Stogner
    Bekah Stogner 3 months ago

    ET is not the worst video game of all time and it didn't singlehandedly crash the industry watch "Atari: Game over" and check ur self

  • Fabio Mana
    Fabio Mana 3 months ago

    you should make more videogames top 10 like this

  • DJGamingSmash
    DJGamingSmash 3 months ago

    E.T. #1?
    EDIT: Of course...

  • the chew
    the chew 3 months ago

    Hey I liked terminator salvation game

  • Aron Redfield
    Aron Redfield 3 months ago

    You already did this you fucking idiots/

  • Mad Jac Gaming
    Mad Jac Gaming 3 months ago

    You all can keep saying WatchMojo is running out of ideas, but guess who suggests the ideas on their website?

  • Antasma1
    Antasma1 3 months ago

    #2 or #1 should have been the entire LJN library

  • Victor Hernandez
    Victor Hernandez 3 months ago

    Saw the number 1 pick coming light years away!

  • thom van den heuvel
    thom van den heuvel 3 months ago

    Isnt every FPS Rambo: the game already?

  • Ryan Good
    Ryan Good 3 months ago

    Wow WatchMojo, another top 10 list of worst games based off of movies? This is the third time you did this. In fact, the last one was done 2 months ago. This one isn't even a continuation of the previous one, it's a complete redo. Man is this site running out of ideas.

  • Danny Emerson
    Danny Emerson 3 months ago

    What about Dragon Ball evolution

  • Lucius Johannes
    Lucius Johannes 3 months ago +1

    the next: Top 10 strongest and most powerful female-anime-characters! (who's with me?)

  • VideoGamer
    VideoGamer 3 months ago

    Top 10 lists Watchmojo has already done but they don't give a shit

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